National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), Mexico City

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Enrich your tour of the city with a history lesson at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), one of Mexico's premier cultural institutions. Established in 1964, this comprehensive museum contains important artifacts from the country's pre-Columbian past. Major highlights include an Aztec stone calendar and a 16th-century statue of Xochipilli, Aztec god of art, games, flowers, and song. After you piece together Mexico's pre-Hispanic past, visit the upper display halls to learn how the country's indigenous cultures live today. Rent an audio guide at the entrance if you wish to explore on your own, or join one of the museum's free guided tours. Plan your visit to National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Mexico City day trip website .
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  • The number of artifacts that this museum has is staggering. It would take you several visits to see all of it and truly do it justice. Probably the most visited parts are those that contain the "Aztec...  more »
  • This place really lives up to the HYPE... I STRONGLY recommend you getting a Private Tour Guide to walk you through all of it... that is the best way to really take it all in... I'm not sure if you ca...  more »
  • Visit this place is filled with culture, learn about the different cultures that inhabited what is now Mexico, is an experience filled with magic, come prepared to explore the history of this great country for more than 3 hours, you will be stuck with its halls and exhibitions with that account, also is very well connected, and easy to reach
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  • Highly recommend! Beautiful and huge museum. There is a nice gift shop and multiple large and clean bathrooms. The ticket is 70 pesos and you have to check your bag in the lobby. They do not make you pour out your water. I recommend blocking out atleast 3 hours to see this museum. There were also food options available right outside the door. I would dedicate and entire day to this area because there are multiple museums within walking distance. Must visit!
  • If your a person who enjoys learning about history and archeology this is a definite stop. The museum is Huge and can definitely be an all day experience - bring drinks and snacks in a small bag - bigger bags must be checked in. The layout is perfect with exhibits indoors and outdoors - artifacts from the earliest South American civilizations to modern age. Take the time and enjoy it can be a quick trip to see the "major" attractions but if you can spend a few hours and take in as much as you can. Admission is very affordable - no flash photos - the exhibits are well lit and show very well.
  • This is a must for anyone interested in pre-colonial Mexican history. The museum is sited in an attractive modern building and the exhibits are well laid out in every section. I spent most of a day there and needed to return. Be prepared for a major learning experience offered in both Spanish and English. If you are being parsimonious, take your own food. By Mexican standards the provision is expensive, though of good quality.
  • WoW!!! What a place - full of history and discovery - the artifacts are plenty and presented in an awesome way...lots of people from all parts of the world. This is definitely a full day discovery - at least half a day - the staff is helpful and friendly fare was 70 pesos for non Nationals takes all the pics you'd like without using flash. There is no food or drink available and you can bring in a snack and drink in a small carry all. The surrounding park is the next best thing - explore and enjoy the lively people and attractions.
  • Magnificent pieces. Poorly managed. Old. Maintenance deficiencies. Awful restrooms. It is a pity.
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